Margaret (Stanius) Nelson

Margaret Corinne (Stanius) Nelson, 85, of Blaine, died Friday, May 13, 2011 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West Care Center in Cambridge. 

Margaret was born in Spencer Brook Township on the family farm in 1925 to Herman and Olive (Hall) Stanius. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, loved unconditionally, and was a great source of strength and laughter to everyone. She will be missed beyond words.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald T. Nelson; infant son, Jon Ross Nelson; brothers: Laverne Stanius and Dwaine Stanius; sisters: Joyce Willemsen and Norma Swanson.

She is survived by daughters: Janice (Steve) Kreisler of Iowa and Joan (Robert) Norris of St. Paul; sons, Jeff (Joni) Nelson of Isanti and John Nelson of Blaine; grandchildren: Jason Jernell, Nicole Miller, Jacob Jernell, Jenelle Norris, Sarah Huebner and Kayla Huebner; great-grandchildren; Imani Mansfield, Taylor Jernell, Essence Harrison, and Jaila Jernell; brother: Dennis (Sharon) Stanius of Cambridge; sisters: Maxine (Howard) Johnston of Boise, Idaho, Jean (Kenneth) Englund of Isanti, Betty Lambert of Barron, Wis., and JoAnn Grams of Zimmerman; brother-in-law, Bill Swanson of Fairfax, Va.; many  nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Long Lake Lutheran Church with visitation one hour prior to the service. A private internment will be at Ft. Snelling. Memorials are preferred. Services are with the Cremation Society of Minnesota.